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Grades 7-8

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Lifecycle of Clothing and Microplastics

Filtering water after washing clothes can help prevent harmful plastic microfibers from polluted oceans and shorelines.

Earth and Environmental Sciences


Nitrogen cycles through our ecosystems. It is an essential nutrient for many living things and plays a key role in the environment. However, too much nitrogen can be harmful.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

The Crazy Crop Conundrum! Climate Edition

Many environmental factors can impact plant growth, and as a farmer, you will have to look for genetic modifications that can help you grow the best crop this year!

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Sensitive Shells

Discover the impacts of ocean acidification by observing the effect of acidity on shellfish.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

The Salmon Shadow Food Chain Tower Activity

Students will conduct a simulation to demonstrate control of several variables in the ecosystem, where different scenarios will be used to demonstrate the positive and negative effects humans have on local ecosystems.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Salmon Sustainability

Students will learn about the habitat and lifecycle of Pacific salmon, the effects of climate change on salmon populations and the importance of sustainable fishing practices.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Icy Investigation

Students analyze ice core samples to help learn about the climate in the past.


Food Web Jenga - Climate Change Extension

Students will learn about the importance of food webs and how climate change can disrupt them.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Water Filtration

Students design a water filter to separate a mixture.

Engineering Volunteer Activities

Bridges (Grade 7)

Students are introduced to form and function of structures and then build a bridge given certain limitations.

Physics Volunteer Activities

Electricity: Harry Potter Type Wands

Students are introduced to a simple circuit and switch with a light bulb, similar to a Harry Potter type wand.

Earth & Environmental Volunteer Activities

Biodiversity and Ecosystems - Clay Pressings

Students will learn about biodiversity and ecosystems and create clay castings of leaves or seeds.


Pure Substances and Mixtures

Learn about the properties of pure substances and mixtures.



Students build a paper glider and test it for forces of flight.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Tomatosphere (Virtual)

This activity is a virtual delivery option for the Tomatosphere: Setting up the Seed Investigation workshop.